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Why you should always be recruiting

Being on the constant look out for potential candidates is essential for attracting the very best people to your business. By waiting until you need someone, you’ll only get the best of candidates available at that point in time. However, by always recruiting, you expose your business to the best of the best. Here’s some other reasons why your company should always be recruiting…

 

Maximising your candidate pool

 

When under pressure to recruit, you’re only given the choice of who’s available at the time and not everyone that could be suitable for the role.

Due to no fault of their own, good quality candidates are always entering the job market because of unprecedented circumstances. The current COVID-19 crisis being the perfect example – a lot of talented people are being made redundant and let go as companies have no choice because of the financial hit they’re facing. What’s bad news for them, could be good news for you as now is the optimum time to recruit and maximise your candidate pool.

As it stands, the present state of the employment market also means a lot of people will be available for interviews (via Zoom or telephone of course), due to recent unemployment or remote/flexible working that is currently in place.

 

Prepare for change

 

If you don’t already have one, we can set up and maintain a candidate pipeline for you. You never know when change could be heading your way and it’s always best to be prepared instead of being caught like a deer in headlights.

Having a candidate pipeline and a succession plan is so important. By addressing competency gaps, especially in critical positions/occupations, you can implement a strategic plan with us to fill positions with qualified and capable employees as and when they are needed. Maintain this program and keep candidates informed of job opportunities as they become available at your company. You have the chats and we’ll keep the candidates warm!

Consider short term projects or bringing on board self-employed staff/freelancers if a candidate’s skill set is too good to let go – if you don’t nab them, your competition will!

 

Respecting potential candidates

 

Whilst this blog has focused on why constantly recruiting benefits your company, it’s important to be mindful and respectful of potential candidates.

If you’re chatting to people in your candidate pipeline, be honest if there’s no job available imminently, let them know it’s an exploratory chat. Additionally, make sure you’re always going back and providing them with updates as ghosting them is unfair and damaging to your brand.

Recruiting for jobs in Basingstoke? We understand that these are uncertain times and you may be feeling the pressure. Wote Street People can help ease the load and find you the right staff, whether it be temporary or permanent roles. Just give us a call on 01256 799 127 or email maxine@wotestreetpeople.co.uk and our friendly team will arrange a time to talk.

Established for 30 years, Wote Street has firm, long-standing relationships with many companies in the area and an excellent reputation within the Basingstoke job vacancies market. We find our candidates permanent, temporary, full time and part time jobs as well as providing organisations with quality staff.

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